NMRC to select company for new route’s overhead systems

Officials said the firm eventually selected will work for the 9.6km corridor that will have five stations from Sector 51 in Noida to Greater Noida’s Sector 2.

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NOIDA (Metro Rail News): The Noida Metro Rail Corporation (NMRC) has issued a tender for hiring a consultancy firm for designing the overhead equipment system (OHE) and other technical capabilities for the extension corridor in Greater Noida West. This tender includes OHE transmits electric energy to run trains and power supply infrastructure.

Officials informed that the firm which will get selected will work for the 9.6km corridor that will have five stations from Sector 51 in Noida to Greater Noida’s Sector 2. The last date for application is May 3.

“The NMRC already issued a civil tender and selected a developer for the civil construction work in December 2021. The work has not been awarded to the developer as an in-principle approval from the Centre of the project is awaited. Now, we have issued a tender to hire a consultancy firm for overhead equipment system”, an NMRC official said.

GR Infra Projects Limited had bagged the tender for construction of the project in December 2021. The OHE design should focus on problems such as weather vulnerabilities, temperature, rainfall humidity, wind pressure, thunderstorm and disasters like earthquakes, officials said. The design should also follow the standards of DMRC and the Indian Railways, the officials added.

“The design requirements should also match the standard speed, frequency, comfort, and reliability and high levels of workmanship and quality. For design purpose, the maximum speed potential of the system shall be taken as 120 kmph,” the tender document, issued on Monday, stated. Once a design is approved, the NMRC will hire a developer for the OHE project.

Ritu Maheshwari, NMRC’s managing director and Noida Authority CEO, last week commented that work on the Greater Noida West corridor is expected to start in three months. The DPR for Metro in Greater Noida West has been sent to the central government for their approval.

The new corridor will be built in two phases. The first phase which will be a 9.6km stretch will have five stations-Noida Sectors 122 and 123. Greater Noida Sector 4. Ecotech 12 and Greater Noida Sector 2. In the second phase which is a stretch of over 5.8km, four stations that are Greater Noida Sectors 3.10 and 12 and Knowledge Park V will be constructed.

This time NMRC will build the extension for this network, unlike the existing 29.7km Aqua Line Noida Sector 51 – Greater Noida depot that was built by the DMRC.

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